|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Benton||Kentucky 42025|
|Livingston County Sheriff's Office||Smithland||Kentucky 42081||18 miles|
|Calloway County Sheriff's Office||Murray||Kentucky 42071||19 miles|
|Graves County Sheriff||Mayfield||Kentucky 42066||19 miles|
|Lyon County Sheriff's Office||Eddyville||Kentucky 42038||20 miles|
|Mccracken County Sheriff's Office||Paducah||Kentucky 42003||20 miles|
|Massac County Sheriff's Office||Metropolis||Illinois 62960||29 miles|
|Caldwell County Sheriff's Office||Princeton||Kentucky 42445||29 miles|
|Crittenden County Sheriff's Office||Marion||Kentucky 42064||34 miles|
|Pope County Sheriff's Office||Golconda||Illinois 62938||35 miles|
|Carlisle County Sheriff's Office||Bardwell||Kentucky 42023||38 miles|
|Stewart County Sheriff's Office||Dover||Tennessee 37058||39 miles|
|Hardin County Sheriff's Office||Elizabethtown||Illinois 62931||39 miles|
|Hickman County Sheriff Department||Clinton||Kentucky 42031||39 miles|
|Henry County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Tennessee 38242||40 miles|
|Ballard County Sheriff's Office||Wickliffe||Kentucky 42087||42 miles|
|Weakley County Sheriff's Office||Dresden||Tennessee 38225||46 miles|
|Christian County Sheriff's Office||Hopkinsville||Kentucky 42240||47 miles|
|Alexander County Sheriff's Office||Cairo||Illinois 62914||47 miles|
|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Mound||Illinois 62963||48 miles|
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official who serves a specific county. Many of the responsibilities of the sheriff overlap with those of local police departments. The biggest difference is that a sheriff has jurisdiction over the entire county, while police departments can only enforce laws within city limits.
While sheriffs share law enforcement duties with city police officers, their degree of responsibility varies by jurisdiction. Municipalities with limited resources often contract law enforcement services to the sheriff, especially for complex crimes where they may not be equipped to conduct a detailed investigation.
Sheriffs tend to be more involved in cases where a suspect operates across city lines. Since they have the authority to investigate crimes and make arrests in any city in their jurisdiction, they often act as a bridge between various municipal law enforcement agencies in that jurisdiction.